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Safeguarding

Our safeguarding statement of intent at ASSR

Safeguarding children is everyone’s responsibility. 

Our pupils’ welfare and wellbeing is our paramount concern. 

At ASSR we are committed to providing an environment within our school where all children feel safe and respected.  We actively enable children to talk openly and to feel confident that they will be listened to.

All adults within our school, including permanent and temporary staff, volunteers and governors, have a full and active part to play in protecting our pupils from harm. 

Every member of school staff has annual Safeguarding Training in September before the school year begins.

New members of the ASSR staff team recieve a full induction before working with children, including DBS check, safeguarding training, and reporting systems training (CPOMS)

Examples of Safeguarding and Child Protection concerns include:

  • physical abuse – causing physical harm to a child
  • emotional abuse – making a child always feel they are worthless, unloved or inadequate or always having inappropriate expectations of them
  • sexual abuse – making a child or young person take part in sexual activities. The activities may involve physical contact or allowing them to see pornographic material, or inappropriate discussions about sex
  • neglect – failing to provide adequate food, shelter and clothing, or neglect of, or unresponsiveness to a child’s basic emotional needs

What policies and procedures do we have in place?

The school’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy can be found below. It outlines the systems have in place to ensure that all members of our community are aware of the importance of safeguarding and child protection. Additionally, it makes clear the responsibilities for identifying and reporting issues, and how they are then dealt with.

The designated safeguarding lead is Ailsa Clark 

The deputy safeguarding leads are:

Catherine Cottingham               Kate Suckling                                                                                    

    

 

                                                             

 

 

What should I do if I have a safeguarding concern?

If you have a concern about a child please contact our DSL Ailsa Clark  on 01435 863 466 immediately. Alternatively, please contact Children’s Services directly on 01323 464222 or visit www.eastsussex.gov.uk/childrenandfamilies/worried-about-a-child/

 Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy - September 2022